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What Do We Mean By ‘Mainstream Media’?

What Do We Mean By ‘Mainstream Media’?

By Theo Wayt, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Though I sometimes enjoyed gawking at Fox News' or Breitbart's stories, I never took them seriously. But as I conducted my first interview for my journalism final project, I realized I had made a major oversight.

In Tearing Down Trump, We Reflect Ourselves

In Tearing Down Trump, We Reflect Ourselves

By Elisabeth Turner, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Times and NYU’s student body have both fallen into the easy trap of calling Trump out without being able to handle the response from his side.

‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Aren’t Helping Anyone

‘Thoughts and Prayers’ Aren’t Helping Anyone

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Sure, social media helps us connect to a worldwide audience far quicker and easier than any other platform, but thoughts and prayers don’t mean much if they reach those in actual need too late.

Officer Discipline Records Need Transparency

Officer Discipline Records Need Transparency

September 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The NYPD has demonstrated a complete unwillingness to listen to public demand for greater accountability.

What’s Bad for America is Bad for Journalism

What’s Bad for America is Bad for Journalism

By WSN Editorial Board

March 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The rampant corporate influence on news coverage this election cycle threatens the integrity of journalism and American democracy.

Recent Fox News gaffe emblematic of falling journalistic standards

Recent Fox News gaffe emblematic of falling journalistic standards

October 9, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On Saturday, Oct. 5, “Fox & Friends” anchor Anna Kooiman criticized President Barack Obama for contributing his own money to a Muslim museum amid the government shutdown, unaware her source, “National Report,” is a satirical newspaper. She would later have to correct her blunder in a tweeted...

Media coverage of D.C. shooting distracts from policy reform

Media coverage of D.C. shooting distracts from policy reform

September 17, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Yesterday’s horrific events at the Washington Navy Yard join a long list of mass shootings that have occurred in the past few years. In the nine months since the Sandy Hook shooting, more than 24,000 people have died from gun-related incidents. There is a double standard in the reporting of gun violence. Journalists are hesitant to discuss reforms. The words “gun control” are rarely mentioned for fear of appearing insensitive by introducing an early political analysis of a tragedy, but ...

U.S. media must address real causes of suicide

U.S. media must address real causes of suicide

February 21, 2013


Filed under Opinion

By the end of every 75-minute class, nearly six people in the United States will have committed suicide. Within the same time period, over 120 people will have attempted suicide, the third leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 24. Suicide ranks right behind homicide and unintentional injury....

Rethinking what we enjoy on our televisions

Rethinking what we enjoy on our televisions

October 2, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Last Friday afternoon, Fox News fueled the nation’s hunger for a taste of tawdry action-adventure scenes, devoting its show to a car chase in the Arizona desert. An unexpected twist arose when the driver stumbled dizzily out of the car and suddenly pulled a weapon to his head. The suicidal blast was...

United States should expand its worldview

United States should expand its worldview

September 25, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

When I watch the news or presidential candidate speeches, I often hear about foreign affairs. But somehow, my knowledge of the world still seems incomplete, and what knowledge I do have is troubling. Perhaps you will think about the conflagration of riots and the deaths of Americans — including an...